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Central Kruger Wildlife Safaris

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Kruger National Park

Tour Description

4 Day Kruger Park Budget Safaris
What to Expect

Enjoy a 4-Day Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari with Kurt Safari.Co. The KNP is one of the world’s leading nature reserve, boasting Africa’s Big 5 and many more species of mammals, reptiles and birds. One has great chances on encountering lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo on a 3 to 5-day safari; 95% of clients leave having encountered the Big 5. We have many zebra, giraffe, hippos, and other species that your ranger will teach you all about. Kurt Safari.Co makes use of private accommodation venues just outside the main gates, ensuring availability and top class quality service.

Departure & Return Location

  • October to March05:00 am to 15:30pm
  • April to September (Hazyview)05:30 am to 16:00pm

Price Includes

  • Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
  • 1 Late Afternoon / Sunset Safari
  • 2 Full-day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park. Starting at 5:30 am to 4 pm, covering a large area in the southern KNP which is famous for abundant wildlife. Most operators do short 3-hour drives, but Kurt Safari spends all day in the Kruger, covering larger areas to ensure better wildlife sightings.
  • 1 Half-day morning safari in open vehicles, from 5:30 to 11:15.
  • Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation in a Hazyview Lodge.
  • 3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners – as per itinerary.
  • 4 Day’s Conservation levies & entry fees.
  • Mineral waters on all drives.

Excluded from Price

  • All Lunches & Beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm & Rainproof Jackets
  • Sunhat
  • Sun Cream
  • Cameras
  • Personal belongings

Important information

  • We prefer the lodges and hotels outside of the Kruger Park as there is a bigger variety of accommodation and it’s only a 10-minute drive to the nearest entry gate. All the accommodation venues are privately owned.
  • We cannot take children under 8 on shared safaris but please request a quote on private safaris.
  • Clients flying out of OR TAMBO on last day to please not book flights earlier than 20:00 pm for domestic flights and 21:00 pm for international flights as one cannot always guarantee on-time arrival at OR Tambo International airport.
  • Clients should arrive the day before their tour starts to avoid missing the shuttle to KNP, as this vehicle is not private and cannot be delayed.

Private transfers Johannesburg to Kruger (Hazyview)

Please note that there are also private transfers available between Johannesburg and Kruger at R 4 900 per vehicle, one way, for up to 7 clients. The rate per person for the safari tour also reduces by R 800 per person when booking a private transfer.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer & Afternoon safari. (Dinner included)

Please see a selection of accommodation lodges and hotels near the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg; most lodges offer free transfers to the bus shuttle terminal…
Kurt Safari makes use of Ashtons Shuttle services; the leading shuttle operators to and from Kruger National Park. They depart strictly at 6:45 am one needs to be at the bus terminal by 6:30 am (Please don’t be late they have to depart in these specific time slots)

You will arrive in Hazyview at 11:30 – 12:00 pm where you will be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to Gecko Lodge or Numbi Hotel. These are both 3-star lodges and just a 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park.

There will be sufficient time to check-in and settle before you are collected at 14:30 pm for your first safari; this will be a relaxed late-afternoon / sunset safari. The cats are most active in the early mornings, so we will mainly focus on the planes game like Zebra and giraffe.

We depart the park at gate closing times this just before sunset and return to the hotel after a long day. You will then enjoy dinner, some leisure time and an early night in bed, as you will need to rise early the next morning.

Day 2: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter the park at one of the best wildlife areas; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, lookout points & rivers.

We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.

We return late afternoon (4 pm) to the lodge after a great day on safari, Relax and swim with dinner at the lodge, and early night before another great safari on day 3.

Day 3: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

You will have to get up before the sun has risen to depart on another safari with your same ranger as the previous day, but then you get to experience the gorgeous sunrise again. We will visit a different area of the KNP than the day before and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.

We will visit various water holes, lookout points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.

Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice and the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. We return to the lodge at around 4 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s early morning safari and transfer back home.

Day 4: Morning Safari and transfer back to Johannesburg. (Breakfast included)

We depart early again from the lodge on your last safari, taking your luggage with us this morning and entering the park as the sun rises. We will have another breakfast with the packs supplied by the lodge and continue the safari until 11:30 am. Then we leave the park and make our way to Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview where you will meet up with the Ashtons shuttle at 12:00 pm and make your way back towards the shuttle terminal at OR Tambo. There you will depart to your various lodges and hotels after a great safari experience.

Itinerary

Johannesburg Or Tambo shuttle Terminal to Hoedspruit then to Satara camp central Kruger

Day 1: Johannesburg Or Tambo shuttle Terminal to Hoedspruit then to Satara camp central Kruger.This safari departs Johannesburg at 6.30 am from the Johannesburg O R Tambo bus terminal, we travel 6 hours to Hoedspruit where we meet the safari vehicle and Guide another 45 min to the ORPEN gate where we enter Kruger, and the safari starts.

An average of 2 hours to SATARA camp, not much time for a slow safari so will need to get to camp before closing time, a lot of beautiful bushveld country and its wildlife to be enjoyed on route to SATARA camp

The northern Kruger is the best region in trying to find the rare mammal species like Roan, sable, tsessebe, and eland antelope, while at the same time trying our luck on the Big 5, elephant and Buffalo are in abundant in the far northern region of the Kruger Park.

Check-in, dinner and early night before another exciting day.

Day 2: SATARA Morning and afternoon safaris.

Today we explore 2 special area one just to Northeast of the camp and another to the south, these roads follow river beds and around dams and watering holes, wildlife loves to gather in late afternoons and in the months of April to October the animals start to come to get their water here as the water in the bush dries up.

We will explore one direction in the morning returning to camp for a brunch and rest and swim, and the other route in the afternoon, enjoying the late afternoon and sunset, while amongst Africa wild and unspoiled regions.

We will also visit the beautiful Nwanetsi picnic spot and lookout for some breath-taking views.

Day 3: Satara we safari north to Oliphant’s river camp and return to Satara.

This morning another early start, we head north to a beautiful area of Kruger a camp called Oliphant’s that overlooks the below river bed that flows through Kruger to Mozambique, one can see for hundreds of miles in all directions, on route amazing wildlife sightings as we pass waterholes and dams and rivers.

We will have breakfast at Oliphant’s camp and a late afternoon return to Satara for a rest break and swim and possibly a short safari before gate closing time.

Dinner and rest after another amazing day.

Day 4: Satara to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg O R Tambo International.

An early start we head out on safari for a few hours, it’s a great region for predators this is the best time to find them, we return to camp for breakfast, and collect luggage. It will take around 3 hours to reach the Hoedspruit with some great wildlife sightings on the way, we leave the Kruger and make our way to Hoedspruit to meet the shuttle to Johannesburg, the shuttle stops at O R Tambo airport.

Please see under lodges a selection of hotels and lodges in the Or Tambo area and a map of the airport bus terminal.

Here we say goodbye to your guide and leave with memories and not dreams.

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